13 Days Zimbabwe Fully Guided Safari - 13 Days

This 13 Days Zimbabwe Fully Guided Safari is a rich combination of the best Zimbabwe has to offer. Starting off from one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls and ending in the City of Kings, Bulawayo. Some of the highlights include pristine wildlife viewing in Hwange National Park, a visit to “Worlds View Rhodes Grave”, tracking and getting up close to black Rhino and exploring the Great Zimbabwe is a medieval city in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwi and the town of Masvingo. It is thought to have been the capital of a great kingdom, although which kingdom is not certain, during the country’s Late Iron Age.

Perfectly located between the mighty Zambezi and the rolling Limpopo River, Zimbabwe is definately up there with some of the best authentic safari destinations in Africa.

Deriving its name its name from the spectacular stone structures of the Great Zimbabwe ruins, a World Heritage Site with a mysterious origin Zimbabwe is home to another four World Heritage sites, including the rugged granite outcrops of the Matobo Hills, the spectacular conservation area of Mana Pools and the magnificent Victoria Falls. You can be sure to leave with a lot of boxes ticked on this safari on this 13 Days Zimbabwe Fully Guided Safari.

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13 Days Zimbabwe Fully Guided Safari

 

Day (s) Destination Lodge/hotel Included
1, 2 & 3 Victoria Falls A’Zambezi River Lodge All meals, accommodation & selected activities
4, 5 & 6 Hwange National Park Ivory Safari Lodge Accommodation, All Meals & activities
7 & 8 Matobo’s National Park Matobo Hills Lodge Accommodation, All Meals & activities
9 & 10 Great Zimbabwe Ruins Lodge at The Ancient City Accommodation, All Meals & activities
11 & 12 Bulawayo Cresta Churchill Hotel Accommodation, All Meals & activities
13 BULAWAYO AIRPORT END  
       

Itinerary

Day 1
Victoria Falls: Arrival - A'Zambezi River Lodge

TBA Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport, Meet & Greet with your guide and transfer to A’Zambezi River Lodge
1630hrs Pick up for a Zambezi River Sunset & Dinner Cruise (park entry fees included)
Overnight at A’Zambezi River Lodge (River View Rooms) including breakfast

Day 2
Victoria Falls: Full Day - A'Zambezi River Lodge

0830hrs Pick up for a 15 minute Helicopter “flight of angels” over the Falls (park entry fees included)
0930hrs Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls Rainforest via the Big (baobab) Tree
1300hrs Lunch at the famous Lookout Restaurant on the end of the Batoka Gorge
1500hrs Pick up for Elephant Encounter Safari Experience
1900hrs Boma Dinner & Entertainment at The Boma Restaurant (drinks excluded)
Overnight at A’Zambezi River Lodge (River View Rooms) including breakfast

Day 3
Chobe National Park: Full Day Game Viewing

0730hrs Pick up for a Chobe National Park Full Day Trip including picnic lunch in the park (drinks included)
Dinner at the Lodge (drinks excluded)
Overnight at A’Zambezi River Lodge (River View Rooms) including breakfast

Day 4
Hwange National Park: Ivory Safari Lodge

1000hrs Private guided transfer from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park, Ivory Safari Lodge
1300hrs Lunch at Ivory Lodge
1500hrs Depart on an afternoon game drive ending with sundowner drinks over sunset
Overnight at Ivory Safari Lodge including all meals, activities and local drinks

Ivory Safari Lodge is located on a private concession of 6,000 acres on the border of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. The entire camp overlooks an ancient riverbed, in today’s terms called a ‘vlei’. The waterhole in this vlei is known to attract a variety of the greatest wildlife and birdlife in Hwange National Park.

This camp offers personal attention to a maximum of 20 guests in 7 standard treehouses, of which one is a family unit, and 2 tented suites. The elevated en-suite rooms are positioned with sweeping views of the waterhole that is floodlit by night. The central dining area, bar and library are set around the deep blue pool – a welcome haven from the scorching midday heat. Bush cuisine offers campfire barbeques under a massive blanket of stars.

Ivory Lodge also has a hide next to a waterhole where a heightened wildlife experience is within a stone’s throw away. Activities on offer are walking and game drives in both the concession and Game Park. Night drives in the concession can also be arranged on request.

Day 5
Hwange National Park: Ivory Safari Lodge

Scheduled Full day of game viewing activities in the Hwange National Park. Activities: half and full day game drives, estate night drives,
visits to Painted Dog Conservation centre, pan & hide sits, guided walks on the estate.
Overnight at Ivory Safari Lodge including all meals, activities and local drinks

Day 6
Hwange National Park: Ivory Safari Lodge

Scheduled Full day of game viewing activities in the Hwange National Park. Activities: half and full day game drives, estate night
drives, visits to Painted Dog Conservation centre, pan & hide sits, guided walks on the estate.
Overnight at Ivory Safari Lodge including all meals, activities and local drinks

Day 7
Matopos National Park : Matobo’s Hills Lodge

0700hrs Private guided transfer from Ivory Safari Lodge to Matobo’s Hills Lodge
TBA Lunch on arrival (drinks included)
1500hrs Afternoon scenic and game drive with Sundowner drinks over sunset
1900hrs Dinner at the lodge (local drinks included)
Overnight at Matobo’s Hills Lodge including all meals, drinks and activities

Matobo Hills Lodge is situated within a private wildlife reserve bordering Matobo National Park (50km from Bulawayo). The lodge’s accommodation units are built upon a granite outcrop with sweeping panoramic views over the surrounding hills.

There is a separate lounge/bar which commands spectacular 360-degree views of Mount Ififi and the Maleme Valley. A swimming pool has been built into the granite dome to resemble a natural rock pool. Meal times can be dependent on game drives and will vary seasonally. All meals are Table d’hôte with a wide selection of dishes and enjoyed in a thatched dining room or open air gazebo depending on the weather.

Matobo Hills Lodge has a total of 34 beds in 17 luxury hilltop lodges; 13 twin bedded and 4 double bedded. All have shower, bath toilet and basin and wall-to-wall carpets. Extra beds can be arranged on request.

The Lodge has a fleet of open safari vehicles and a staff of trained guides. Walks and drives to areas of scenic and historical interest include visits to the famous rock paintings, the historical battle sites and to the grave of Cecil John Rhodes at World’s View. Local guides are on hand to take visitors into the nearby tribal area where Ndebele and Kalanga people continue to live a traditional life style. Game drives are conducted into the Matobo Hills National Park in search of black and white rhino, giraffe, zebra, sable antelope, leopard and a host of other species. The Matobo area is famed for the density and variety of bird species and for its bewildering population of brightly coloured lizards. Times of activities vary seasonally but guests are personally advised each day of departure times and options available, all at additional cost.

Day 8
Matopos National Park : Matobo’s Hills Lodge

0900hrs Depart for a full day Matopos National Park Tour including Rhino Tracking, Bushman Rock Art
Overnight at Matobo’s Hills Lodge including all meals, drinks and activities

Day 9
Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Lodge at The Ancient City

0800hrs Private guided transfer from Matobo Hills Lodge to Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Lodge at The Ancient City
TBA Lunch on arrival
1500hrs Scenic and game drive along Lake Mutirikwi Reserve
1900hrs Dinner at the lodge
Overnight at Lodge at The Ancient City including all meals

Day 10
Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Lodge at The Ancient City

0900hrs Half day Great Zimbabwe Ruins Tour
TBA Lunch at the lodge
1500hrs Afternoon cultural tour (includes local village and historical sites)
1900hrs Dinner at the lodge
Overnight at Lodge at The Ancient City including all meals

The Lodge at the Ancient City is a unique hotel built around a granite outcrop in the same style as Great Zimbabwe, providing stunning views across the valley of Msasa towards the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe. The Lodge integrates seamlessly with the surrounding trees and boulders of the site with dry stonewalling and soaring thatch structures. Great Zimbabwe was a medieval African city known for its large circular wall and tower. It was part of a wealthy African trading empire that controlled much of the East African coast from the 11th to the 15th centuries C.E.

The Lodge at the Ancient City provides distinctive accommodation for guests, with furnishings that provoke thoughts of royal dwellings of African legends. All rooms are decorated with a warm and inviting ambience.

The impressive stone and thatch lounge is set high upon a granite outcrop with huge boulders forming the main part of the overall architecture. The Lodge at the Ancient City can provide historical guides to take guests on detailed trips through the ancient capital of Zimbabwe. The beginnings, architecture, trading routes, social, religious practices and the reasons for the decline of the region are all discussed. Also available, drive and walks around the nearby lake Mutirikwi, recreational park and into adjacent tribal areas are also available. Guests can also book trips to see some of the local wildlife including white rhinoceros, hippo, crocodile and various antelope and bird species. The lodge also provides a swimming pool, gift shop and laundry service.

Day 11
Bulawayo : Cresta Churchill Hotel

0900hrs Private guided transfer from Great Zimbabwe To Bulawayo, Cresta Churchill Hotel
1230hrs Lunch on arrival
1400hrs Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
1900hrs Dinner at Cattleman’s Restaurant (drinks excluded)
Overnight at Cresta Churchill Hotel including breakfast

Perfectly situated near many of Bulawayo’s historical and cultural landmarks, Cresta Churchill’s Tudor architecture is reminiscent of a forgotten time. Set in peaceful, tree-lined streets, the hotel offers true “old world” comforts that will please both business and leisure guests.

Rich in history, the Tudor charm of Cresta Churchill wins over many a business traveller. Set in peaceful, tree-lined streets of Bulawayo, this hotel offers the ideal balance between business and pleasure, capturing true “old world” comforts. The graceful decor of the bedrooms, conference venues, lounge and cocktail bar compliment the renowned fine wines and cuisine of the Inglenook Restaurant. For the avid bird watcher, the Matopos National Park is a must and other natural heritage sites include the final

Day 12
Bulawayo: Cresta Churchill Hotel

0900hrs Half Day Bulawayo City & Township Tour
Lunch at the hotel
Free afternoon
Overnight at Cresta Churchill Hotel including breakfast

Day 13
Bulawayo: Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo International Airport : FLY OUT

TBA Depending on your departure flight time, check out from hotel and transfer to the airport
Bid farewell to your guide and fly out, marking an end to your safari.

FROM US$ 4 437 per person sharing

Cost Includes:

  • • All accommodation, meals & activities as stated in the itinerary below.
  • • Private Safari Vehicle & Guide including all vehicle & guide related costs
  • • All national park entry & conservation fees

Cost Excludes:

  • • Visas
  • • Any covid related costs i.e. tests
  • • Gratuities/tips
  • • Any items of a personal nature

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13 Days Zimbabwe Fully Guided Safari

Trip Facts

  • Private Safari Vehicle with personal driver/guide
  • Minimum
  • All Year Round